General Cigar Trims Portfolio, Over 250 SKUs Discontinued

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General Cigar Co. has begun informing retailers that the company will no longer be offering more than 250 SKUs in 2014 as items are removed for various reasons. Some products, like the Macanudo Vintage, which saw all three of its lines removed, are limited editions. Others, like the Don Tomas Cameroon, Excalibur Legend and Partagas Serie S were not.

There are also less-known products being removed, such as Astral, Lord Beaconsfield and Los Statos. Then there are reductions to lines including staple products like Cohiba, Hoyo de Monterrey, La Gloria Cubana, Macanudo, Partagas and Punch.

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Many of the some 263 SKUs are still available for purchase at the moment, but the company will no longer be making them, so once its current supply runs out, there will be no more.

The housekeeping is quite possibly the largest single occurrence in the history of the premium cigar business and has a noticeable effect on the General Cigar Co. price list. Copies obtained by halfwheel show a reduction from 13 pages to 10 pages after the removal.

General Cigar Co.’s discontinuation list for 2014 includes the following SKUs:

  • Astral GRV ’96 (Both Sizes)
  • Astral Natural (Both Sizes)
  • Astral Maduro (Both Sizes)
  • Astral Talanga Valley Selection (All Three Sizes)
  • Bances (11 SKUS)
  • Bolivar
    • Lonsdale (5 1/2 x 50)
    • Toro (6 x 52)
  • Brioso
    • Corona (5 1/2 x 44)
    • Robusto (5 1/2 x 50)
  • CAO Brazilia
    • Tubo-Chango (6 1/2 x 50)
    • Anaconda (8 x 58)
  • CAO America
    • Constitution (6 x 50)
    • Bottle Rocket (7 x 50)
  • CAO Cameroon
    • Small Cigar (4 x 38)
    • Corona (5 1/2 x 42)
    • Napoleon (4 1/2 x 46/40)
  • CAO Flavours
    • Caramelo Joe (All Four Sizes)
    • Eileen’s Dream Robusto (5 x 48)
    • Gold Honey Robusto (5 x 48)
    • Earth Nectar (All Four Sizes)
  • CAO Gold
    • Lonsdale (6 1/2 x 44)
    • Tubo-Aurum (6 1/2 x 50)
    • Perfecto (5 x 50)
    • Robusto (Glass Tubes)*
    • Torpedo (Glass Tubes)*
  • CAO Gold Maduro Double Corona (7 1/2 x 54)
  • CAO Gold Vintage
    • Crémant (6 x 52)
    • Bouchon (4 7/8 x 60)
  • CAO Italia
    • Positano (6 x 50)
    • Novella (4 1/2 x 46)
    • Piccolos (4 x 38)
    • Tubo-Largo (6 1/2 x 50)
    • Box-Press (5 1/2 x 55)
  • CAO La Traviata
    • Animado Maduro (5 5/8 x 46)
    • Favorito Maduro (5 1/2 x 52)
  • CAO Maduro Churchill (6 7/8 x 48)
  • Cohiba
    • Corona 5/3-Packs
    • Corona Especiale (6 1/2 x 42)
    • Triangulo (6 x 54)
  • Don Rex It’s a Girl (5 1/2 x 50)
  • Don Tomas Cameroon Collection (All Six Sizes)
  • Don Tomas Maduro 10/10*
  • Don Tomas Sungrown
    • Cetro # 2 (6 1/4 x 44)
    • Coronitas 10/10*
    • Rothschild (4 1/2 x 50)
  • Dunhill Aged
    • Romanas (4 1/2 x 50)
    • Samans (6 1/2 x 38)
    • Tabaras (5 1/2 x 42)
  • El Credito Bundles (Four SKUS)
  • Excalibur Legend (All Three Sizes)
  • Exaclibur
    • No.V Maduro (6 1/4 x 45)
    • No.VI Maduro (5 1/2 x 38)
    • No.VII Maduro (5 x 43)
    • Banquets (6 3/4 x 48)
  • Havana Honeys Blackberry (Three Sizes)
  • Havana Honeys Honey Rio Petit Corona
  • Havana Honeys Rum
    • Cigarillos (Crystal Tube Upright Display)
    • Rio Petit Corona
  • Havana Honeys Vanilla Rio Petit Corona
  • Helix Maduro
    • Cylinder (Aluminum Tube) (6 1/2 x 44)
    • Tubular (Aluminum Tube) (5 x 50)
    • X748 (7 x 48)
  • Helix Natural
    • Esplendidos Tins (4 3/16 x 32)
    • Super 8 (8 x 54)
    • XP Pyramid (6 x 54)
  • Helix Remix Amaretto Esplendidos Tins (4 3/16 x 32)
  • Helix Remix Café Royale
    • Esplendidos Tins (4 3/16 x 32)
    • Petite Corona (5 x 38)
  • Hoyo de Monterrey
    • Cafe Royales Natural (5 5/8 x 43)
    • Churchills Maduro (6 1/4 x 45)
    • Churchills MM (6 1/2 x 45)
    • Demi-Tasse EMS (4 x 39)
    • Demi-Tasse EMS Boat*
    • Double Corona MM (6 3/4 x 48)
    • Estelo Tubo EMS (5 x 52)
    • Governors MM (6 1/8 x 50)
    • Margaritas EC (5 1/4 x 29)
    • Margaritas EC Boat*
    • Margaritas Cedar Box*
    • Presidents Maduro (8 1/2 x 52)
    • Presidents MM (8 1/2 x 52)
    • Presidents EMS (8 1/2 x 52)*
    • Presidents Maduro (8 1/2 x 52)*
    • Super Hoyo Maduro (5 1/2 x 44)
  • Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros (All Three Sizes)
  • Hoyo de Tradicion Corona (5 3/4 x 45)
  • La Escepcion (All Four Sizes)
  • La Gloria Cubana
    • Corona E. L. NAT (7 3/4 x 44)
    • Crown Imperials MAD (9 x 49)
    • Gloria Inmensas MAD (7 1/4 x 48)
    • Glorias En Cedros NAT (Aluminum Tube) (6 3/4 x 48)
    • Glorias En Crystal (Crystal Tube) (6 3/4 x 43)
    • Glorias MAD (5 1/2 x 43)
    • Hermoso MAD (4 1/2 x 48)
    • Medaille D’or No. 1 NAT (6 3/4 x 43)
    • Medaille D’or No. 2 MAD (6 1/4 x 43)
    • Medaille D’or No. 2 NAT (6 1/4 x 43)
    • Medaille D’or No. 3 MAD (7 x 28)
    • Medaille D’or No. 3 NAT (7 x 28)
    • Medaille D’or No. 4 MAD (6 x 32)
    • Medaille D’or No. 4 NAT (6 x 32)
    • Minutos MAD (4 1/2 x 40)
    • Minutos NAT (4 1/2 x 40)
    • Minutos NAT (4 1/2 x 40)
    • Panetela De’Luxe NAT (7 x 37)
    • Panetela De’Luxe MAD (7 x 37)
    • Torpedo No. 1 MAD
  • La Gloria Cubana Reserva Figurados
    • Felicias MAD (4 5/8 x 49)
    • Flechas Especiales MAD (6 1/2 x 49)
    • Flechas Especiales NAT (6 1/2 x 49)
    • Selectos De Lujo MAD (7 1/4 x 54)
    • Selectos De Lujo NAT (7 1/4 x 54)
    • Piramides Classico NAT (7 1/4 x 56)
    • Regalias Perfectos MAD (6 1/4 x 57)
    • Regalias Perfectos NAT (6 1/4 x 57)
  • La Gloria Cubana Serie R
    • Serie R En Crystale (6 x 54)
    • Serie R Pequenos (4 3/16 x 36)
  • Lord Beaconsfield (Seven SKUS)
  • Los Statos (All Three Sizes)
  • Macanudo
    • Baron de Rothschild 5/5s*
    • Duke of Wellington (8 1/2 x 47)
    • Majesty (6 x 54)
  • Macanudo Cru Royale Court (4 3/16 x 36)
  • Macanudo Gold Label Nugget (4 x 60)
  • Macanudo Maduro Duke of Devon (5 1/2 x 42)
  • Macanudo Robust
    • Baron De Rothschild (6 1/2 x 42)
    • Duke of Devon (5 1/2 x 42)
    • Petit Corona (5 x 38)
    • Portofino (7 x 34)
    • Prince Phillip (7 1/2 x 49)
  • Macanudo Vintage 2000 (All Four Sizes)
  • Macanudo Vintage 2006 (Both Sizes)
  • Macanudo Vintage Maduro 97 (All Three Sizes)
  • Partagas
    • #1 5/5s*
    • #4 (5 x 38)
    • #4 5/5s*
    • #6 (6 x 34)
    • 8-9-8 (6 7/8 x 44)
    • Almirantes (6 1/4 x 47)
    • Aristocrat (6 x 50)
    • Humitube (6 3/4 x 43)
    • Maduro #10 (7 1/2 49)
    • Maduro #8 (6 1/4 x 48)
    • Maduro Naturale (5 1/2 x 50)
    • Padre (6 x 50)
  • Partagas Black Label Corona (5 1/2 x 45)
  • Partagas Limited Reserve Decadas 1999 (All Four Sizes)
  • Partagas Serie S (All Five Sizes)
  • Partagas Spanish Rosado (All Eight Sizes)
  • Punch
    • Café Royales Maduro (5 5/8 x 44)
    • Double Corona MM (6 3/4 x 48)
    • Largo Elegantes EMS (7 x 32)
    • Largo Elegantes MAD (7 x 32)
    • Lonsdale EMS (6 1/2 x 43)
    • Presidents MM (8 1/2 x 52)
    • Punch Maduro (6 1/4 x 44)
    • Punch MM (6 1/4 x 44)
  • Punch Deluxe
    • Chateau M EMS (5 3/4 x 46)
    • Chateau M Maduro (5 3/4 x 46)
    • Chateau M MM (5 3/4 x 46)
    • Royal Coronations Maduro (5 1/4 x 44)
  • Punch Gran Puro
    • Lagunas (4 x 38)
    • Libertad (5 x 52)
  • Punch Grand Cru
    • Monarcas EMS (Aluminum Tube) (6 3/4 x 48)
    • Prince Consorts EMS (8 1/2 x 52)
    • Prince Consorts MM (8 1/2 x 52)
    • Punchito EMS (4 x 50)
    • Robustos MAD (5 1/4 x 50)
    • Superiores EMS (5 1/2 x 48)
  • Punch Rare Corojo 10th Anniversary (5 x 50)
  • Sancho Panza
    • Aragon (6 1/4 x 54)
    • Primeroso (6 3/4 x 47)
    • Toledo (6 x 60)
  • Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte
    • Cadiz (6 1/8 x 54)
    • Pamplona (4 1/2 x 50)
    • Seville (6 x 60)
  • Topstone Connecticut Broadleaf (Eight SKUS)
  • Vega Talanga (Four Sizes, All Except Azul Belicoso)
  • Villa de Cuba (Three SKUS)
  • Vilazon Deluxe (Five SKUS)

*Indicates a packaging item.

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I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.

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